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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Roadway Hazard Alert System for Motorcycles

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: 151FH3

    Motorcyclists face a unique set of challenges when operating on public streets and highways. In addition to hazards relevant to automobiles, motorcycle riders must remain vigilant for hazards that pose significant danger to motorcycles (e.g., uneven terrain, sand/gravel, potholes); however, there is currently no motorcycle-specific hazard tracking or alerting system available for riders. To addres ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Technology to Improve upon APC Data Counting that will Provide Better Correlation to Service Plan

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 142FT1

    Automated Passenger Counter (APC) has been used in the transit systems for automated passenger counting and reporting. These systems have suffered counting accuracy issues, particularly at high rider load points, and at end-of-line count reconciliation. It was found that APCs have limited use on rail vehicles due to very wide doors. It has also been a challenge for transit agencies to track the o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Passive Rail Temperature Control Technology

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 151FR8

    Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a novel composite laminate that when applied to standard steel rails will regulate the maximum temperature reached, limiting expansion and buckling. During Phase I, PSI will work with QinetiQ North America to demonstrate the performance of PSI’s system in a simulated railroad environment. Testing will demonstrate the thermal properties of the laminate. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  4. Active Personal Safety System for Train Yard and Road Crewworkers

    SBC: TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.            Topic: 151FR2

    Locomotives weigh up to 240 ton each. -Rail cars can weigh flom 30 ton (empty) to 140 ton (loaded). Track construction and maintenance equipment, earthmoving plant and haul tiuaks can all weigh l0,s of tons each. When a 200-lb worker 'arguer;' with any of these equipment they lorse. Rail road and yard workers can, literally, be sunounded by these very large, heavy and potentially dangerous pieces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  5. Modular Building Block Approach to Construction Assembly in Place Mini-Roundabouts

    SBC: ZKxKZ, LLC            Topic: 142FH3

    ZKxKZ with partners at UMass-Lowell Plastics Engineering Department and Voltek will develop low cost mini-roundabout technology based on a rapidly installable system of interlocking modules made from recycled plastic materials. Phase I will focus on material and process selection, along with modul configuration optimization, governed by design for low acquisition, installation and life cycle cost ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  6. Innovative Transit Technology Devices, Applications,or Solutions Focused on Safety, Mobility, or Energy and Sustainability

    SBC: BCO, Incorporated            Topic: 151FT1

    Braking Rate Monitoring and Warning System 3/9/2015 Driver inattention and inaction are a major cause for serious crashes. There is a need for a low cost auxiliary system to sense any rail vehicle approaching unsafely and alert drivers. The auxiliary system will provide some form of Human Machine Interface that may aggressively alert the train operator of potential safety problems and permit a r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  7. Pipeline Integrity Assessment Using In-Line Inspection

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: 132PH1

    This proposed Phase II effort will fabricate and test a working prototype ILI tool, including a pull-test on representative samples with representative defects under representative conditions. The focus is on oil pipelines, as well as gas pipelines. This program will address some pressing, high priority needs such as reliable characterization of longitudinal cracks (including cracks at ERW welds), ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  8. Inq-Blotter: Revolutionizing How Teachers Identify and Support Students Needing Help During Inquiry

    SBC: Apprendis LLC            Topic: EDIES15R0005

    n prior work, the researchers built a series of virtual physics labs to assess middle school student’s science inquiry practice and understanding. In this project, the team is developing and testing a prototype of Inq-Blotter, a web-based platform intended to provide teachers immediate feedback on student progress while using the labs. The prototype dashboard will alert teachers when students ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. The Iowa Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Automatic Word Recognition and Decoding (iASK)

    SBC: Foundations In Learning, Inc            Topic: edIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: http://youtu.be/P716_x5KhPk Purpose: This project team will develop and test iASK, an app intended to assess and support increased word recognition among middle school students who struggle to read. The 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress reported that 66% of middle school students scored below proficient in reading, and 22% scored below ba ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. Lingo Jingo: Expanding Supports for Teaching and Learning of English Language Learners

    SBC: LingoJingo            Topic: edIES15R0008

    Purpose: In this project the research team will develop and test a web-based platform, Lingo Jingo, designed to support educators in efficiently and effectively generating customized plans and materials to support the needs of K–12 English language learners. In 2012 in the United States, 4.4 million or approximately 9% of all K–12 students were classified as English language learners (ELLs). E ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Education
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